Is it gynecomastia? I can feel huge lumps in both my chests. (Photo)
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About Gynecomastia and the Treatment Options
About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
There are three types of surgical #treatment #options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.
Thanks for your question. You do have gynecomastia. Modern treatment of gynecomastia consists of Liposuction and gland excision. By performing liposuction along with gland excision, a more uniform contour of the chest is achieved. The skin contraction is also more uniform and better.
I perform the procedure under LOCAL ANESTHESIA.
Is it gynecomastia? I can feel huge lumps in both my chests.
You have gynaecomastia.
I dont understand what part of the liposuction scares you.
you will get the best possible results with liposuction and gland excision only.
Both gland excision and sub cutaneous mastectomy ( in men)are essentially the same.
preference for general anaesthesia is given because when you are the most comfortable, the surgeon is operating at peace and can assure the best results
best of luck
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All the best,
Gynecomastia - can I have surgery instead of liposuction
- Yes, your photo suggests that you have gynecomastia.
- Anesthesia depends on the patient's preference and the size of the gynecomastia.
- Your photo suggests that you might be more comfortable if asleep.
- Young men often prefer to be asleep for surgery -
- Liposuction is often used with surgery to improve the result -
- Otherwise there may be a visible cut-off where the surgery is done.
- This is something to discuss with your own surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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